Harry H Johnston
Born on 12th of June 1858
Died on 31st of August 1927
Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston’s life story reads like the archetype of a British adventure hero from a book of gung-ho Empire era fiction (writing such stuff was a craft he actually took to, though with less success than his other ventures). He trained as an artist, and as part of that vocation travelled to Africa where he won a reputation as an explorer, linguist, botanist, negotiator and organiser, a significant figure in the late 19th century ‘Scramble for Africa.’ Naturally he also had magnificent moustaches.
More famous Britons here
Contributors: Do you have a site related to Harry H Johnston?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.
3551 views since 18th July 2007
On this day: